In combining a critical, philosophical approach with an expertly selected body of practical examples, the Second Edition of Chris Hart's landmark text provides both the intellectual understanding and the technical skills required to produce sophisticated, robust literature reviews of the very highest standard.
This graduate-level textbook is a tutorial for item response theory that covers both the basics of item response theory and the use of R for preparing graphical presentation in writings about the theory.
This new, thoroughly updated edition of the hugely popular 'SPSS for Psychologists' includes revisions throughout - in line with the latest version of IBM SPSS software - as well as a whole new section on syntax. A new companion website features questions and further resources to help students and teachers get the most out of SPSS and the book.
Studying Psychology is designed to provide students with skills and strategies for writing essays, undertaking psychological research and using statistics in psychology. This second edition contains a number of new extended sections including updating research, extending research methods and statistics methods.
Helping you to meet a range of study skills, this book tells you how to get the most from your lectures, exam preparation and project development, right through to contemplating and investigating future career options.
Recent years have seen a growing range of challenges to the idea that research should be governed by the principle of value neutrality. In this stimulating and often controversial book, Martyn Hammersley weighs the arguments offered in support of these positions.
This edition provides full summaries of the most important psychological research studies and includes an expanded section on methodology. The studies have been selected to highlight the major areas of psychology and studies are grouped under headings of social, developmental, cognitive and biological psychology.
Helping to take the fear out of the use of numbers in social research, the Second Edition of this bestselling textbook introduces students to statistics as a powerful means of revealing patterns in human behaviour. The book is full of up-to-date examples and illustrations using the latest SPSS software.
In this book, Kim Etherington uses a range of narratives to show the reader how reflexive research works in practice, linking this with underpinning philosophies. Placing her own journey as a researcher alongside others, she suggests that recognising the role of self in research can open up opportunities for creative and personal transformations.
This book discusses the nature of design, design notation, a flexible approach to new designs, a range of standard design models, and tips for real-life problems - all in an easy to understand style, for those wanting to design research and make critical judgements about the designs of others
Keith Coaley outlines the key ingredients of psychological assessment, providing case studies to illustrate their application, making this an ideal textbook for courses on psychometrics or psychological assessment.
Targeted at the wider social science community and written by two highly-respected social scientists, this book outlines the rationale and methods of systematic reviews, giving worked examples from social science and other fields. It requires no previous knowledge, taking the reader through the process stage by stage.
This useful guide to the often bewildering world of experimental design and statistics provides a complete map of the entire process, from the initial idea, through the refining of your research question and the actual design of the experiment, to statistical procedure and writing up your results.
The book is written for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students in the social sciences, business studies, health studies, media studies and education who need to undertake research projects as part of their studies.
Offers an overview of qualitative research based on interpreting stories. Designed to improve research practice, this title provides detailed discussions of four analytic methods: thematic analysis, structural analysis, dialogic/performance analysis, and visual narrative analysis. It also presents arguments about validation in case-based research.
Visual methods are becoming more popular across many subject areas in the social sciences, since the technology necessary is now so accessible. Mitchell is a big name in visual methods, and this book is an easy intro for anyone new to using visual methods.
The clearest and most straight-forward explanations of statistical concepts are combined with lots of practical examples from a variety of disciplines, all now with a brand new website with additional resources for students and lecturers.
"Stephen Van Evera's Guide to Methods makes an important contribution toward improving the use of case studies for theory development and testing in the social sciences. His trenchant and concise views on issues ranging from epistemology to specific...